Deadline for getting your yard sale listed on the map for the Saturday, Oct. 1 Citywide Yard Sale in Escalon is fast approaching, with the $5 fee and address information due by Tuesday, Sept. 27. Forms must be returned to City Hall and the maps will be distributed at local businesses and placed in front of City Hall on the day of the event. They will also be available at various businesses a couple of days in advance of the Saturday sale.
This year marks the 24th annual citywide sale and hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The $5 fee to get on the map assists with printing costs and the City of Escalon included a detachable, returnable form with the September-October city newsletter that was included in utility bills mailed to all residents.
City officials added that though most of the addresses are in town, those just outside the city limits also have the option of paying the fee and information on the map will be included to direct people to their location outside the city.
For more information, contact the city at 691-7400. Maps are due to be printed and available on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Residents have traditionally used the citywide sale day as a way to do some ‘fall cleaning’ and shoppers come in from the Bay Area, the foothills, Sacramento and beyond to take advantage of the opportunity to find treasures. The day offers several dozen yard, lawn and garage sales scattered throughout the community.
Meanwhile, the city’s Chamber of Commerce is offering prime sales spots in the Main Street Park, available for a $10 fee. This helps provide ample selling space for residents that might not have room at their home for the variety of items they want to show and sell or for those that do live outside the city limits and want to be in town to take advantage of all the foot traffic. The spaces, at least by 20-by-20, are available on a first-come, first-served basis; contact the Chamber for additional information. Set up begins at 7 a.m. on Oct. 1.
Also, the Chamber is preparing for its final Sunday in the Park for the year, being offered the next day, Oct. 2 and including a homemade costume contest and pumpkin carving. Festivities are free and run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the costume contest scheduled from noon to 12:30 p.m.